Saturday, November 20, 2010

Speak God's Promises With Your Mouth

"When the Bible talks about meditation it's not telling you to 'empty your mind.' The Hebrew word for meditation in the Old Testament is the word hagah, which means to utter or mutter. So to hagah is to speak under your breath. Notice that the Lord told Joshua, 'This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth...' He did not say that it 'shall not depart from your mind.' The key to meditating on God's Word is not mental contemplation. It is speaking God's promise with your mouth!"

"You cannot have faith without speaking it. When you study Romans 10, you will notice that it says that 'the righteousness which is of the law...does...But the righteousness of faith speaks.' The law is about doing, whereas faith is about speaking. It is not enough to just know in your mind that you are righteous. It is not enough to just read this chapter or hear a sermon on righteousness and mentally agree that you are righteous. You need to open your mouth and say by faith, 'I am the righteousness of God in Christ.' This is where many believers are missing out on the blessing of Abraham."

-Joseph Prince, Unmerited Favor


Romans 10:10 Confirms that the mouth is vitally important in receiving what God has for us, even salvation;
"for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."

Romans 10:17 Confirms that our faith is increased as we hear the word of Christ, even from our own mouth!
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ."

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